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TEFL Jobs in Costa Rica
As with most other parts of the world, learning English is seen as a way to get a good job or a promotion and a larger salary in Costa Rica. Due to this, there are many language schools in Costa Rica offering different kinds of English courses all year round. This is true in practically every city and reasonably sized town. Of course this means that there are a lot of TEFL jobs available in Costa Rica.
Costa Rica is a wonderful country in which to live and its culture is amazing. Teaching English in this country will give you a great opportunity to really explore everything it has to offer.
When to find a TEFL Job in Costa Rica
Most schools in Costa Rica recruit between May and September. During that time of year, demand for English teachers is quite high, with more TEFL jobs than there are teachers to fill them. If you arrive at a different time of the year, there are still positions available year round - just not as many.
Provided you have a well recognized TEFL certificate such as that offered at TEFL International, and you present yourself in a professional manner, you should be able to land a TEFL job in Costa Rica.
Most of the EFL jobs are in the bigger cities such as the capital, San Jose. However, teaching in a big noisy city may not be everyone’s idea of a good location. If that is the case, you should try to find a TEFL job at one of the several schools to be found in beach cities or smaller towns in the country. Competition for these EFL jobs is rather stiff but with some perseverance, they can be found. Of course you may have to put in more effort and wait longer to find one of these more sought after positions.
Like any country, it’s best to be applying for jobs in-person. The vast majority of employers in Costa Rica will want to meet you face-to-face and perhaps even observe a practice lesson before offering you a job.
It’s best to identify the city in which you’d like to work, get there as soon as possible and hit the pavement, ready for employment. Larger cities of course represent a larger pool of employment options, but jobs in smaller cities might be easier to come by as few people are looking for work there.
Questions to Ask your Employer
While considering a job offer, be sure to have answers to all questions regarding rates of pay, salary and other benefits. Find out if you’ll have to travel to your lessons and if you get compensated and/or reimbursed for this time and expense. Ask about what kind of resources the school has for planning lessons and teaching materials, as well as what kind of administrative and collegial support you will have. This will help you avoid any unpleasant surprises after agreeing to take the position. Also, be sure to get all details confirming benefits written in your contract.TEFL Courses in Manuel Antonio
Energetic Teacher Wanted to Teach TEFL in San Jose, Costa RicaExpand
Date posted:2006-03-16 | Writer: Instituto Britanico | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Instituto Britanico in San Jose, Costa Rica is currently recruiting EFL teachers to begin in May and July. We have three main English programmes; General English for Adults, a Young Learners Programme as well as in-company business classes and exam preparation classes. We provide on-going academic support and benefits which include competitive salary, paid holiday, full visa support / work permission and end of contract bonus
Enthusiastic teacher wanted to teach TEFL in Costa RicaExpand
Date posted:2006-03-01 | Writer: Ingles Empresarial, S.A. (IESA) | Email: email@example.com
Come to beautiful Costa Rica NOW for immediate work teaching adults at a variety of multinational businesses. You will benefit from a relaxed yet professional school which offers top pay and perks (by Costa Rican standards), and excellent on-going professional development. Read more
Full time teacher required to teach EFL in Costa RicaExpand
Date posted:2006-02-21 | Writer: Idioma Internacional | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Idioma Internacional needs teachers for full and part-time jobs running through to November in a luxury beach resort or in the City centre. Benefits include subsidised Spanish lessons, free internet and accommodation. Read more
Enthusiastic teacher wanted to teach EFL in San Jose, Costa RicaExpand
Date posted:2006-01-03 | Writer: Bryan Whitman | Email: email@example.com
Idioma Internacional, the top private English shcool teaching adults in Costa Rica, is seeking teachers to start immediately. The position offers North American benefits, subsidized health insurance and Spanish lessons, monthly training and a very competitive salary. Read more
Full time teacher required to teach TEFL in Costa RicaExpand
Date posted:2005-11-01 | Writer: Ingles Empresarial, S.A. (IESA) | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Come to beautiful Costa Rica NOW or in January 2006 for immediate work teaching adults at a variety of multinational businesses. You will benefit from a relaxed yet professional school which offers top pay and perks (by Costa Rican standards), and the most complete on-going professional development available in Central America. Read more
Enthusiastic teacher wanted to teach TEFL in San Jose, Costa RicaExpand
Date posted:2005-10-26 | Writer: Idioma International | Email: email@example.com
Full-time work teaching adults in San Jose, Costa Rica starting in November. We offer: subsidized Spanish lessons, preparation pay, travel time pay
if applicable, competitive salary in dollars, internet phone for free calls to North America, and more. We will also help you find housing.
Full time teacher required to teach EFL in San Jose, Costa RicaExpand
Date posted:2005-09-05 | Writer: Idioma Internacional | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Full-time positions for TEFL Certified north Americans to teach adults in San Jose. Good pay for Costa Rica.
Full time teacher required to teach TEFL in San Jose, Costa RicaExpand
Date posted:2005-07-07 | Writer: Idioma Internacional | Email: email@example.com
San José and Guanacaste area. Immediate openings. Excellent opportunity for ESL teachers with great personalities to earn the highest pay and receive the best benefits for teaching English in Costa Rica. Great work environment. Read more
Job Teaching EFL in Costa Rica!Expand
Date posted:2005-06-17 | Writer: Ingles Empresarial | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Ingles Empresarial needs TEFL qualified teachers to start work immediately teaching Business English to adults at several companies. Beautiful location with part-time and full-time positions available. Read more
Job Teaching EFL in San Jose, Costa Rica!Expand
Date posted:2005-05-10 | Writer: Bryan Whitman | Email: email@example.com
Come to beautiful Costa Rica for four IMMEDIATE job openings. Full-time work, immediate start date with adult students of all levels. Three jobs are in San Jose, and one job is teaching hotel employees near a beach in Guanacaste. Read more